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Rachel Yordán

My name is Rachel Yordán, and I'm a senior software engineer at Red Hat. I sometimes blog about technology from the perspective of a pragmatic developer, other times I blog about rainbows and unicorns. Also, I’ve been eating cheese since I grew my first baby tooth.

I was born in the beautiful Dominican Republic and live in the US. I studied Chemistry at the University of Miami, but decided to do what I had been doing for fun for most of my life — lounge around, eat cheese, and write code — instead. I have an innate curiosity and unquenchable thirst for learning about everything. I'm a dancer (ballet, jazz), speak Spanish fluently and am learning German for fun. Was geht ab?

JavaScript, Node.js, Angular 2, C/C++, Linux, Unix, Java, chemistry, dance (classical ballet, jazz, merengue, bachata, salsa), Jeep Wranglers, learning, outdoors, Western frontier & SciFi films, animals, cheese, documentaries, swinging from trees, climbing (trees, walls, everything), and breathing.

About Me

  • Gif Tutorial: Rachel eating cheese

    Make your own GIFs on macOS or OS X using Automator & Homebrew

    In this brief tutorial I’ll be teaching you how to make a service on macOS (or OS X) that allows you to quickly select multiple images and make them into a GIF file with a single click. There are many ways to generate your own animated GIFs, but I personally prefer to use a shell script and create my […]

  • GitHub Cards Example

    Using GitHub Projects and Cards for Project Management

    It’s a whole new GitHub universe with these simple project management-like features.. GitHub has released a set of features that I’ve found very helpful for making the development cycle easier and more efficient. My good friend @MarcSavy kindly sent me a link to this and pointed out the latest post on the GitHub Blog, which summarizes […]

  • Tove Lo Habits Music Video

    Tove Lo: Habits

    Tove Lo: Habits Video & Lyrics Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh I eat my dinner in my bathtub Then I go to sex clubs Watching freaky people getting it on It doesn’t make me nervous If anything I’m restless Yeah I’ve been around and I’ve seen it all I get home, I got the munchies Binge on […]

  • The Chemical Brothers Wide Open Music Video

    The Chemical Brothers: Wide Open

    The Chemical Brothers: Wide Open I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re drifting away from me I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re slipping away from me Slow me down It’s getting away from me It’s getting away from […]

  • NPM Hangs on Network Step

    If you’ve been the victim of NPM hanging during inopportune moments at work, you’re not alone. Up until a few weeks ago, NPM had an issue where it would run multiple concurrent connections and overwhelm the network. Eventually it just stops responding. While there is retry functionality in the code, it hangs before ever reaching it. With SSL involving […]

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus
  • Willkommen!

    Hello, world! Welcome to my blog. This may or may not be what you’re looking for, but I’m glad you’re here. 🙂